According to a 2014 article in Time magazine, mindfulness meditation is becoming popular among people who would not normally consider meditation. The goal of this blog is to de-mystify mindfulness, share its many benefits, and show you how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.
Cultures around the world have used the healing power of touch.
A popular method of hands-on healing that comes to us from Japan is Reiki (pronounced ray-key). It is a form of energy medicine whose purpose is to activate the body’s natural healing processes. A Reiki master becomes a conduit of energy, healing energy, which flows into the patient by means of touch. This universal life force energy is called Ki in Rei-ki, Chi (chee) in China and prana in India. If our “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. If it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. A good night’s sleep often makes the difference between awaking renewed and refreshed or tired and hung over. Quality sleep sharpens the mind, boosts the immune system, and helps protect against stress and anxiety.
Yoga is on fire in the West, with 40% of health and fitness clubs offering classes to meet the growing demand; however, yoga is so much more than just a physical fitness practice. It is a complete system of health maintenance for the mind, body, and spirit. According to yoga, the highest level of healing is to prevent disease before it gets started.
In last month’s blog, we learned all about aromatherapy and Ayurvedic massage, two complementary therapies that use healing essential oils for relaxation and rejuvenation. This month, I will de-mystify meditation, another holistic practice that quickly leads to a relaxed body and a calm mind: the two essential ingredients for a restful night’s sleep.
In last month’s blog, I introduced Ayurveda, the holistic medicine from India, with examples of Ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha, which are soothing to the body and calming to the nervous system.
Do you have trouble sleeping?
You are not alone.